Who does the best late '50s ‘burst finish?

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  1. plaintop

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    If you have samples, please post them. thanks
     
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    A time machine and direct sunlight. :p
     
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    Which one???? Seems like there are a ton of different bursts.
     
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    Any of them. Something that looks as authentic as possible on a 1950s body.
     
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    I don't know if he has the time to do re-fins anymore but in his day, Scott Lentz has done some beautiful work on old Les Pauls.
     
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    Authentic, I don't know. Heres one I'm working on. Supposed to be like a Brockburst. Pretty strong color.
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    Heres my Jimmy Page Custom Authentic. I don't know how Authentic it is.

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    Scott will still do original '50s and '60s guitars.
     
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    Gustavson does the best burst finish I have ever seen in my life. Those things just ooooze old school mojo. I wish I had the patience to wait for one! LOL!!!
     
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    +1 Dave. The tops are incredibly realistic. I can stand the wait, maybe not the $7,200 pricetag though. :)
     
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    I agree, has anyone here had him do a 50s body for them? I'd like to understand logistics, wait time and cost.
     
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    Kinda like a scarlet red? It looks good!
     
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    When you look at a real 'burst it has this glow to the finish. I want something similar to that. What I had in mind was a honey/tea 'burst. Like 9 1234. A nice orangy, amber glow.

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    I'm sure there are half a dozen painters who could pull that off. NIce color by the way. I either tend to like the strong colors, or the very faded ones.
     
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    That ones not to tuff. I don't think you'll have any problem getting it done.
    If you run into problems, let me know or give me a call at the shop
    (704) 485-2787
     
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    Brian...what are you going to get re-finned?:hiP
    Glad to see you back in the Les Paul camp......:dude
     
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    Thanks guys. Nothing to show yet. Should be soon though...
     

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